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Mark Ridley

Head of Dispute Resolution

Mark Ridley

Head of Dispute Resolution

I am a Partner and head of the Dispute Resolution department.

My Areas of Work

My expertise is in the following areas:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Property disputes

My Experience

I qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and since then I have practised dispute resolution, exclusively. 

Before then, I graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Economics and spent 4 years working outside the legal services sector for a FTSE 100 company.  As a consequence, I am able to draw upon first-hand experience when meeting the requirements of commercial clients.   My commercial practice extends to include expertise in a variety of different dispute resolution areas including contract, misrepresentation, shareholder disputes, property, and intellectual property.

I also act for individuals, and have considerable experience advising clients in connection with contentious wills, trusts and probate – including 1975 Act applications.  In addition, I have resolved many cases involving co-owner disputes, landlord and tenant disputes and rights of way disputes.

I acted successfully for a client in the reported case of Watson v Sadiq and another [2015] EWHC 3403 (QB).

Professional Associations

I am a member of The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

What clients say about me

"Mark was very efficient at dealing with the matter, resulting in a very satisfactory outcome, getting results from the insurers which I had not been able to achieve by myself." [Ms L]